Emmon - Nomme
Electropop I remember very well that it was a lot of fuzz about Emmon back in the mid '00 when she started to release some demo material and make her steady way up the Swedish electro ladder. To be honest I did not pay that much attention part from hearing a couple of tracks at the clubs, but now it's 2011 and my repent for this is long overdue.

Emmon has released two albums ('The Art And The Evil' and 'Closest Wanderings') before this brand new album, both of them had a very pop'ish and almost New Romantics kind of approach to it and I must admit that I have a bit of difficulty to really enjoy that sound. With 'Nomme' however, she's manage to get the sound just right with the new and darker approach.

Emma Nylén's vocals are much more direct and with a lot more self-esteem and the melodies are all amazing from the start with "Basexpressen" until the very end of this album. It's really the melodies that shine the brightest; they are like swimming in a lake of stars. On the 6th track "Slottet" (The Castle translated from Swedish) you have this superb melody that would not be in any way out of place on any Daft Punk record or why not in the End of Line Club from Tron: Legacy.

And with Tron in mind, you get that sensation on many more tracks, like on "Distance" or "Black Light". They all capture retro simplicity, but with a modern touch.

All of the tracks are cloaked in a dark woolen cloth, part from the 7th track "Love track" which feels like an ode back to her past two albums and therefore a bit out of place.

Nevertheless, this is an album I will fall back to and listen to many times even after this review. With some tweaks and some extra perfection, it would have scored even higher. Most impressive.
4
Brutal Resonance

Emmon - Nomme

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2011 by Wonderland Records
I remember very well that it was a lot of fuzz about Emmon back in the mid '00 when she started to release some demo material and make her steady way up the Swedish electro ladder. To be honest I did not pay that much attention part from hearing a couple of tracks at the clubs, but now it's 2011 and my repent for this is long overdue.

Emmon has released two albums ('The Art And The Evil' and 'Closest Wanderings') before this brand new album, both of them had a very pop'ish and almost New Romantics kind of approach to it and I must admit that I have a bit of difficulty to really enjoy that sound. With 'Nomme' however, she's manage to get the sound just right with the new and darker approach.

Emma Nylén's vocals are much more direct and with a lot more self-esteem and the melodies are all amazing from the start with "Basexpressen" until the very end of this album. It's really the melodies that shine the brightest; they are like swimming in a lake of stars. On the 6th track "Slottet" (The Castle translated from Swedish) you have this superb melody that would not be in any way out of place on any Daft Punk record or why not in the End of Line Club from Tron: Legacy.

And with Tron in mind, you get that sensation on many more tracks, like on "Distance" or "Black Light". They all capture retro simplicity, but with a modern touch.

All of the tracks are cloaked in a dark woolen cloth, part from the 7th track "Love track" which feels like an ode back to her past two albums and therefore a bit out of place.

Nevertheless, this is an album I will fall back to and listen to many times even after this review. With some tweaks and some extra perfection, it would have scored even higher. Most impressive.
Jul 13 2011

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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